GlobeXplorer® Imagery Now Inside ESRI’s newest ArcWeb Services and ArcGIS Explorer Products

GlobeXplorer’s high-speed, tiled aerial and satellite imagery Web service is now available inside ESRI’s ArcWeb Services Explorer. It will also be available with the release of ESRI’s new ArcGIS Explorer. Both products feature free access to select portions of GlobeXplorer’s global content with an upgrade path to using ArcWeb Services with GlobeXplorer’s Premium imagery, which includes the “latest and greatest” of its industry-leading online image library.

GlobeXplorer’s earth imagery is a key ingredient inside ArcWeb Services Explorer, a Flash-based Web application (and API–application program interface) allowing for easy, Web-based viewing of geographic data. Select portions of GlobeXplorer’s archive will also be available for free inside the new ArcGIS Explorer, a geospatial information viewer powered by ArcGIS Server offering fast, creative ways to map the world in 2D and 3D using the same high-speed “pan and grab” technology.

For users demanding a more robust, current imagery data set for these applications, ArcWeb Service using GlobeXplorer Premium Imagery can easily be accessed. The Premium collection includes the latest data from providers like AirPhotoUSA®, DigitalGlobe®, Sanborn, EarthSat, USGS, USDA, and many other private and public sources.

ESRI and GlobeXplorer have already worked together to power National Geographic’s MapMachine Web portal. GlobeXplorer also offers its services inside its own Web viewers and desktop mapping extensions.

“GlobeXplorer is honored to play an important role in ESRI’s next-generation online products” said Rob Shanks, GlobeXplorer’s President and CEO. “ESRI shares our vision to make high-quality spatial information easy to access and work with.”

More information about GlobeXplorer’s online services can be found at

ArcWeb Explorer:
National Geographic Map Machine:
GlobeXplorer’s Premium ArcWeb Service:

About GlobeXplorer
GlobeXplorer LLC is a leading geographic data integration and publishing company providing online access to the world's largest commercial library of aerial photos, satellite imagery, geographic maps, and real property information. Through dynamic Web applications, Web services, APIs, Internet portals, and Internet-aware devices, GlobeXplorer distributes interactive geographic content via flexible subscription services. GlobeXplorer owns AirPhotoUSA, the nation's largest, high quality aerial imagery provider. For further information, contact GlobeXplorer at or visit GlobeXplorer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp.

About Stewart
Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) is a technology-driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than 9,000 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, mortgage default management solutions, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at


Published Monday, August 7th, 2006

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